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    Protestant's Video Places Mt. Sinai Monks In Grave Danger

    Dr. Jay Smith, renowned in Protestant circles for "busting Islam historically and polemically", states Mt. Sinai Monks themselves forged the "Ashtiname"  in order to protect the Monastery;  leaves his video out in the open on YouTube in plain sight of radical Muslim groups to review and use in...
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    Oriental Orthodox Sermons and Lectures

    My Forum Disclaimer: " My presence here is in the charitable spirit of St. Ambrose of Milan, emulating his guidance to Widows, and is in no way, shape or form intended to distract or attract the opposite sex to obtain a particular relationship or a future spouse. Anything I do write publicly or...
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    Any Eastern Orthodox convert to Oriental Orthodoxy?

    MY FORUM DISCLAIMER:"My presence here is in the charitable spirit of St. Ambrose of Milan, emulating his guidance to Widows, and is in no way, shape or form intended to distract or attract the opposite sex to obtain a particular relationship or a future spouse. Anything I do write publicly or...
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    I Am Working On an Independent Project During Lent

    This may be your view; however, was my reply to your letter understandable?
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    I Am Working On an Independent Project During Lent

    The instructions were clear. OO pm for details. I'm just biding my time, showing patience, in the absence of something. Fr. Peter -- I did respond to your letter.
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    I Am Working On an Independent Project During Lent

    :) 217 reads.........volunteer still needed......
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    I Am Working On an Independent Project During Lent

    Currently this thread has been read 93 times with no volunteers; please pm if you can help with this project.
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    I Am Working On an Independent Project During Lent

    Father Peter - I'm not sure who you are addressing in this thread, but would you mind responding to the pm I sent to you 2 months ago? Thank you for your cooperation with my request.  :)
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    I Am Working On an Independent Project During Lent

    This regards information from the Coptic Church, and information from the Eastern Church; I will cover the information from the Eastern Church by myself. I need a Coptic person who can actually set dedicated time aside with me to help me complete this project. It's not that I cannot  do the...
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    Video of the Day

    Somewhat on the way to becoming Orthodox in, with 2 Exorassos, and one guy ready for the Communion Line.......who wants to go to Turkey to help them complete the catechism? :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qemiRaVrcJY
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    Russian Orthodox Church Blocks Funeral for Last of Romanov Remains

    Despicable. Where are some good Holy Fools when you need them to go round reprimanding Hierarchy?
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    Prayer please

    kyrie eleison
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    Will dinosaurs be in heaven?

    ;D I don't think that that's the main problem  ;D I've wrestled with the subject of "animals" and "heaven" for years and no Father has really been able to give me a clear answer. And - regarding furry friends, it can be most heart-rending to kind of suss this out. Dinosaurs share the same...
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    ITT: We post maps

    I like when I can name my own countries on the map! ;D
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    What to do in professional environments that conflict with your beliefs?

    Pray for the whole school in general; agree openly on things you can agree with, and wait until someone says something nice like, "you're always so quiet; what do you think?" In my own views, having lived in a gay part of my hometown for awhile, 30 years have gone by and proven that gays aren't...
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    Heterodox images

    Svartzhorn.......take this up with your spiritual father; as you can see here, there are varieties of answers, from extremely hard theological replies to examples of what originally was expressed in Byzantium, the "Christian Kingdom." I will say for myself, when I go back to the church (not...
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    When are Orthodox priests permitted to have marital relations?

    Yes. Unless he's got a stand-in, and he's a Proistamenos, the burden falls on him to be ready for each and every Liturgy. Christ never had marital relations - but as Perfect God and Perfect Man, would have encountered the similar situations that would have gotten in the way of excercising His...
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